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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks…

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    Chemical Facility Security

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials testified on chemical facility security. In 2013, President Obama, in response…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed (300-119) defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Representative Bill Cassidy Senate Victory Speech

    Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) spoke to his supporters at an election watch party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge after Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) conceded the runoff…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a…

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    Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the…

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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics including the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and military action against ISIS. The Senate voted on S.J.Res 19, a joint resolution…

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    Newsmakers with Senator David Vitter

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) talked by video link from Capitol Hill about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and it’s Clean…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Earlier, they voted to advance the nomination of Pamela Harris to be U.S.…

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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted on three district court judge nominations: Andre Birotte’s to the Central District of California, Robin Rosenberg to the Southern District of Florida, and John…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators confirmed 75-22 Shawn Donovan for director of the Office of Management.

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